The May 2021 issue of Alliant Quality Cares & Shares: A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for those caring for Medicare Beneficiaries  
Alliant Quality Cares and Shares Newsletter

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Community Coalitions

In This Issue:
The Latest News from CMS
CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued updated guidance for nursing homes to safely expand visitation options during the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency (PHE).  Learn More  |  Read Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Essentials​​

Our team is collecting and curating the essential trainings, events, resources, and vaccine updates about COVID-19 on our website so you can visit one page to find the information you need. We've also outlined the essentials below. 
View All COVID-19 News & Resources

Training & Resources

Vaccine Updates
"I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" Facebook Profile Photo Frame!
Share your excitement about the COVID-19 vaccination and inspire your friends. When you have received your COVID-19 vaccine, add IAC's new "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" Facebook photo frame to liven up your profile picture! You can obtain the frame in two ways:
  • Click your profile picture, select “update picture,” and then select “add a frame.” Search for #igotmycovid19vaccine and select it.
  • Accept the frame by clicking this link. Together we can end the COVID-19 pandemic!
Five Tips to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Video
Be sure to share this short "Five Tips to help Stop the Spread of COVID-19” video from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. You never know whom you might reach! Watch the Video

CDC's New Webpage Reviews Info and Training on How to Enroll as a COVID-19 Vaccinator
CDC posted a new web page, How to Enroll as a Healthcare Provider, for providers seeking to become COVID-19 vaccinators. This web page contains the information on how to become a COVID-19 vaccinator, and the training and resources available to prepare for that role. Only healthcare professionals enrolled directly through a health practice or organization as a vaccination provider can legally store, handle, and administer COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. Healthcare personnel can play a critical role in helping to end the pandemic. Learn how you can be a part of COVID-19 vaccination efforts even without being enrolled as a COVID-19 vaccination provider. How to Enroll 


Leadership Lessons
​​​Words of advice from leaders on the front lines.

This month’s leadership lesson is from Linda Kluge, RD, LD, CPHQ, Executive Director, IDIQ, at Alliant Health Solutions.

Our Tapestry - Reflecting on One Year Later

One year ago this month, we were focused on the daily news of COVID-19 in our states. The reports of outbreaks, hot spots, friends struggling, and the spread in the nursing homes and communities made our hearts break. We were trying to get a handle on what was happening, and improvement thinking was active on all fronts to make small changes to see if it would make a difference.